Botvinnik's Complete Games (1924 - 1941)
396 Seiten, gebunden, Caissa 90-Olomouc, 2010
Mikhail Botvinnik's Analiticheskie i kriticheskie raboty [Analytical and critical works] were originally published in four volumes between 1984 and 1987. The first three volumes covered his best games, and an English translation of these has already been published by Moravian Chess (Botvinnik's Best Games Volumes 1, 2 and 3).
The fourth volume contained the author's collected writings, and for the present English publication this material has been divided among three books, of which this is the first. These books will also include all Botvinnik's known games (apart from the 381 already published in the Best Games series), with annotations by Botvinnik where available.
The resulting six-volume series will therefore present a complete collection of Botvinnik's own game annotations and the best of his chess writings.
To avoid encumbering the text, other translator's notes are given at the back of the book.
007 Pen-portraits and Sketches
008 Mikhail Ivanovich Chigorin
014 Emanuel Lasker
021 Jose Raul Capablanca
029 Max Euwe
034 Paul Keres
037 Nikolai Dmitrievich Grigoriev
038 Vladislav Vasilievich Ragozin
042 David Fedorovich Oistrakh
044 Alexey Andreevich Lyapunov
046 Abram Yakovlevich Model
048 Grigory Abramovich Goldberg
051 Alexander Alexandravich Kotov
054 Boris Fedorovich Podtserob
057 Boris Borisovich Yuriev
061 Viktor Mikhailovich Glushkov
062 Vladimir Andreevich Makogonov
063 Isaak Moiseevich Botvinnik
065 Emil Grigorievich Gigels
066 Creative Problems
067 Definition of a combination
069 My methods of preparing for competitions
073 Regarding three critiques
080 Is chess an art?
088 Without any paradoxes
090 How does a chess player develop?
094 FIDE Matters
095 On matches for the world championship
098 Suggestions for the conducting of world championship events
102 Once more on the question of world championship regulations
104 Difficulties in the chess world
108 What sort of person should the President be?
111 Is the FIDE President right?
114 At the Chess Summit
116 Spassky, Karpov and Butenko
118 After the match
122 The Candidates and Spassky
126 Miracles and reality
128 Before the match
129 What was it that happened in Reykjavik?
136 Fortune favours the strong
139 About the Candidates
142 On the eve of great events
147 Three Interzonals
151 Collected Games 1924-1941
388 Translator's notes
391 Index of Opponents
394 Index of Openings